Vice president of the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) Martin Kennedy says that the Scottish farming industry’s focus remains firmly on keeping food and drink on the nation’s table but it continues to recognise its responsibility to respond to climate change.
Wring on the NFU Scotland website, Kennedy said: “Our work at NFUS in partnership with the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI) has looked to bring clarity on the impact Scottish agriculture has on the climate.
“This work, which will be published over the coming weeks, summarises current knowledge and shows an accurate picture of agriculture, highlighting where there is certainty and areas where we need more research.
“Despite this uncertainty, Scottish farmers remain committed to producing high quality food in a way that reduces our carbon footprint and protects the environment.”
“We know that recovery from Covid-19 will present unique challenges for all of society, businesses, and government.
“Despite this uncertainty, Scottish farmers remain committed to producing high quality food in a way that reduces our carbon footprint and protects the environment.
“Scotland is already recognised as being well ahead of the curve when it comes to climate change, and so long as we continue to drive positive measures to improve our position, market opportunities for our products can only increase.”